Higher Institute of Villainous Education
by Mark Walden
Summary: Otto Malpense is kidnapped and taken to the secretive H.I.V.E., the Higher Institute of Villainous Education. He and the other captives have shown a special talent for villainy and are enrolled in this elite school to learn the way to total world domination. Otto and three new friends immediately begin to formulate a plan to escape the island - a feat that has been attempted by many would-be villains but has never succeeded.
Thoughts: What a fun adventure! I really liked the original premise and the fast pace of the novel. This is the first in a series that is sure to please fans of exciting stories full of cool gadgets and superhero-ish characters.